Priorities in an Emergency

Early recognition is a key step in initiating early management of an emergency.

In all emergency situations, the rescuer should:

  • Quickly assess the situation
    • Check for danger (assess and manage risks to the rescuer and others. This may mean moving the person in need)
  • Send for help (call an ambulance)
  • Follow DRSABCD.

Where more than one person requires attention,

THE CARE OF AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON TAKES PRIORITY.

THE CARE OF AN UNCONSCIOUS PERSON HAS PRIORITY.